Synonyms for surrogate

Synonyms for (noun) surrogate

Synonyms: deputy, surrogate

Definition: a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

Similar words: agent

Definition: a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

Synonyms: surrogate, alternate, replacement

Definition: someone who takes the place of another person

Similar words: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

Definition: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Usage: the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes; we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Synonyms for (adj) surrogate

Synonyms: foster, surrogate

Definition: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

Usage: foster parent; foster child; foster home; surrogate father

Similar words: adoptive

Definition: of parents and children; related by adoption

Usage: adoptive parents

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